Ipswich Town do not lack creativity or firepower, says David McGoldrick

David McGoldrick. PHOTO: Sarah Lucy Brown

David McGoldrick. PHOTO: Sarah Lucy Brown - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Town do not lack creativity or firepower.

So says confident striker David McGoldrick ahead of tomorrow’s match at newly-relegated QPR.

The Blues have become ultra-organised and hard-working under Mick McCarthy’s management, with last Saturday’s 3-0 home win over Millwall the 15th clean sheet since his arrival last November.

Just 39 goals were scored in 33 games at the back end of last season though, while two own goals – and a header from centre-back Tommy Smith – have contributed to the four scored at the start of the new campaign.

“I definitely think there are assists and goals in this team,” said McGoldrick.

“We’ve had two league games and scored four goals – it doesn’t matter how they come, goals are goals.

“I like to think I bring more than goals to the party, I like to bring people into play, but I recognise that strikers get judged on goals. I don’t set myself targets, but I know that I’ll get goals.

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“I thought I did alright at Reading, I could have nicked a goal at Stevenage and probably should have scored against Millwall. As a striker I’ve always been told that the time to worry is when you’re not getting chances.

“Me and Murph (Daryl Murphy) scored a lot in pre-season, I like playing up front with Murphy – I think we work well together – but Frank (Nouble) and Tayls (Paul Taylor) are champing at the bit and looking sharp in training.

“Regarding creativity, the boys really appreciate (Cole) Skuse’s style of play, Luke Hyam’s getting forward more, Carlos (Edwards) gets the crosses in, Tabby (Jay Tabb) is a little warrior who gets to the byline and dinks them back, while I played with (Paul) Anderson at Forest and know what he’s capable of.”

Asked if he felt his strikers would be keen to get off the mark, McCarthy said: “Of course, but I thought they were both terrific last Saturday. They gave us a platform to play off.

“We’re not going to go out and sign anyone, so I hope we have got goals in us. We’ll continue to try and get goals out of the players we have.

“We’re working on getting bodies into the box.”

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